Lonely Planet Writer

Residents woken by earthquake in Spain's Morrocan enclave

Early on Monday a shallow earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the richter scale, struck a region of the Mediterranean between Gibraltar, Spain, and the city of Al Hoceima in Morocco.

Melilla, Spain.
Melilla, Spain. Image by Miguel / CC BY-SA 2.0

The initial shock was then proceeded by a 5.3 magnitude tremor. Thankfully, only material damage has been reported with tall buildings showing signs of damage. Authorities have said that their were no victims in this incident.

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